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CWIMMA Uses Simulator to Encourage Welding Interest in Local High Schools

Posted in In the News on February 15, 2017

A brief story and video clip of how CWIMMA uses a welding simulator at Tomahawk High School was featured on News Watch 12. Students with the highest scores using the…

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5th Annual CWIMMA Welding Contest

Posted in In the News on February 14, 2017

Thirteen high schools in our nine counties participated in this year’s Annual CWIMMA Welding Contest. This is the fifth year that CWIMMA has hosted this competition which is designed to…

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Business Solutions Team Hosts an Employer Resource Fair

Posted in Media Releases on December 21, 2016

On November 15th, 27 companies participated in an employer summit on local workforce solutions.  The event was hosted by the North Central Business Solutions Team, spearheaded by the NCWWDB Business…

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Board Member Spotlight: Joe Kinsella Transitions into New Company Role

Posted in Media Releases on December 15, 2016

Joe Kinsella, former President and CEO of Pointe Precision, started his professional journey almost 40 years ago. Following graduation from UW-Stevens Point in 1977, Joe spent a short time teaching…

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Stephanie Haka Hired as Apprenticeship Liaison

Posted in Media Releases on December 15, 2016

New to the position of Apprenticeship Liaison is Stephanie Haka.  She will serve as a link between youth apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and adult apprenticeship activities in the nine county service area….

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Constance Case’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 29, 2016

From a very young age, Connie learned to be strong. As a young teenager, she lost her father and was forced into the workforce. Connie took any job she could to help support her mother and sister. She lived her life without the opportunity to really focus on herself and her own career. Connie experienced many personal struggles that created additional stress in her life. Nearly seven years ago, Connie lost her mother. This was an eye opening, ah ha moment for Connie, she had two beautiful children of her own to raise. Connie wanted to be the best mom she could for her children. Life was a challenge, but Connie persevered.

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William Crowell’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 28, 2016

Barty was a young adult in need of guidance. He worked seasonal jobs, but needed some assistance in setting a career path. He began the welding program at Mid-State Technical College thinking he was on his way. But in 2015, Barty endured three deaths in his family. The emotional stress was overwhelming and Barty couldn’t concentrate on his classes. It was a difficult decision, but he quit school. This unfortunate situation left Barty with a financial aid bill that would prevent him from returning to school.

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Robin Stafford’s Success Story

Posted in Success Stories on September 28, 2016

“My future goals and aspirations pertain to making a difference in other people’s lives. It’s my heart’s desire to help people and be good to them by generously ‘paying forward’ what I have already generously received.” These words are from Robin Stafford, the 2016 WIOA Dislocated Worker program recipient. Robin knows all too well the meaning and purpose of the Dislocated Worker program.

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CWIMMA Manufacturing Career Fair

Posted in In the News on May 10, 2016

Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturer’s Alliance (CWIMMA) hosted a Manufacturing Career Fair at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in Wausau, WI on Monday, May 9, 2016 to give prospective students and job…

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Northern Advantage Job Fair

Posted in In the News on May 9, 2016

Northern Advantage Job Center hosted a job fair on April 13, 2016 at the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander. The job fair was opened free to the public with early admissions…

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